The 17U-19U Fusion Classic Program is designed to create the best training and playing environment possible to help our players hone their technique and increase their understanding of the game. Players will be challenged to compete at a high level and meet the technical, tactical, physical, and psychological demands of the game. Players must attend tryouts each Spring and teams are selected and formed to compete within the NCYSA single-season Fall or Spring calendars opposite the traditional North Carolina High School season.
The Specific Goals of the 17U-19U Classic Program are:
- To create a positive environment for players, coaches and parents
- To educate parents about proper expectation in their child’s youth soccer experience
- To focus on technical and tactical development of each individual player
- To focus on principles of play within team development
- To teach a possession based style of play
- To develop confident and creative players
- To use evidence based coaching when implementing practice sessions and in game coaching
- To continue to promote a love and passion for the game of soccer
- To enhance game understanding and further knowledge and concepts of the game
- Provide guidance to players and parents interested in college soccer
Age Group / Genders
The 17U-19U Classic Program is open to boys and girls born in 2003, 2002,and 2001. Girls play in the Classic Program in the fall, while boys play in the spring. Players are encouraged to play for their respective high schools in the opposite season.
Director and Coaches
The 17U-19U Classic Program will be coached by directors of coaching, assistant directors of coaching, or by qualified NSCAA/USSF licensed staff.
Commitment – Training and Game Events
The 17U-19U Classic Program is a one season commitment, fall for girls (mid-August to mid-November) and spring boys (end of January to beginning of May). Players will practice 3 nights per week (12 sessions/month) for Gold teams and 2 nights plus a 3rd night every other week for Silver teams (10 sessions per month). Training days and time slots will vary based on age and coach commitments.
Games will be played on weekends against other clubs in the area, with the possibility of an occasional weeknight game. Players will play in at least 8 games and will participate in two tournaments. Travel will vary by team and is dependent on which NCYSA division a team is placed in; teams can be placed in the East, West, or Piedmont division. There is a possibility of a tournament being out of state.